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Managed isolation and quarantine data(external link) — MBIE

A daily snapshot of data and statistics about managed isolation and quarantine in New Zealand.  

Other facts and figures

This page is updated monthly. These facts and figures are from 2 December 2021.

Emergency Allocations

MBIE began processing Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) emergency allocations when the MIQ voucher system was made mandatory in November 2020.

  • There are currently 800 rooms per month set aside for those who need to travel urgently and meet the emergency allocation criteria.

Emergency allocation criteria

From 30 October 2020 to 28 November 2021, MIQ processed 7,813 completed applications and approved 4,569 applications for Emergency Allocations.


Exemptions from managed isolation include joining someone in MIQ, people in transit, people whose medical needs require hospital-level care, and exceptional circumstances such as end-of-life visits.

From 14 July 2020 (the date MBIE took responsibility for MIQ) to 28 November 2021, there were 7,398 applications completed or not progresses. MIQ is currently processing 68. 1,087 exemptions have been approved.

Breakdown of approved Exemption applications

Joining someone in MIQ – 790

Transit passengers – 94

Medical Exemption – 35

Exceptional circumstances – 168


The most up to date Fees figures are available here

Last updated: 02 December 2021